The Watermelon Woman. 1996. USA. Directed by Cheryl Dunye. With Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker. 90 min.
Cheryl (Dunye) is a lesbian filmmaker on a quest to create a film project about a forgotten black actress while simultaneously juggling her relationship with her best friend and a new love interest.
“Thanksgiving” (episode of Master of None). 2017. USA. Directed by Melina Matsoukas. With Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe, Angela Bassett, Kym Whitley, Venida Evans. 34 min.
This intergenerational capsule episode uses Thanksgiving dinners across several decades to explore family, friendship, intimacy, and coming out.